Famous Drugstore Tins For Sale – Page 4

TA4 – This is George Washington in a 14 oz lever top tin produced by R.J Reynolds in the 1960’s in solid still factory sealed condition. This is, of course, one of the most famous American blends of all-time as far as the artwork goes. A Burley forward blend with a touch of Virginia and a molasses flavoring added that lent a sensational aroma to the compilation at the match. Hey, it was good enough for our founding father, right? This tin does show a slight dent on the side and some external rust but none that are deep or bleed through the metal. This tin sells for $75


AC5 – Edgeworth Ready Rubbed 1-3/8 oz factory sealed with outer sealed cellophane wrapped pouches. Originally produced by the House of Edgeworth for Larus & Brother, this tobacco hit the pipe smoking world way back in 1903 and was a strong seller for over a century before it went out of production in 2006. These 1990’s era Lane Limited production era pouches contain cubed Burley. The taste is all tobacco, but with a subtle, enhanced sweetness that doesn’t go away as the leaf is consumed. I have 5 pouches still available for $15 per pouch


OC6 – Old Codger Fourteen Box Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed and still waiting patiently to be opened. These boxes come from the 1950’s, 1960’s & 1970s. The weight varies but these are about 1-1/2 to 2 oz boxes of the following old classics – Tuxedo, Field & Stream, Friends, Kentucky Club, London Dock, Granger, Four Seasons, Model, Sano, Hayward, Philadelphia Mixture, Peper’s Pouch Mixture Peerless & Wine Shag.  You get 14 nostalgic boxes of fun for just $55


ST7 – How cool is this? It is an original Pinkerton Tobacco Company Plow Boy 8 oz factory sealed ring pull tin that is in amazing condition for its age and looks like it came right off the tobacconist’s shelf. 1970’s production and this is the one that was touted as “Chewing and Smoking” tobacco. Just 1 tin available for $60


TA8 – 12 oz factory sealed tins of the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Blue Extra Mild Cavendish that are from the 1980’s. They even have their original tax stamps intact. This old classic, with more than 30-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Considered to be one of the finest “drugstore” blends ever to hit the market. Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke, and a little aromatic enhancement for the wonderful smell at the match. I have 1 tin still available for $60


TA9 – The original American Tobacco Company production 14 oz heavy duty plastic humidor encased Half and Half Burley & Bright. Note that these are promotional 1970’s twist seal humidors that got you both the tobacco and the humidor. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Half and Half is a timeless mix of loose cut Burley and Virginia tobaccos with flavorful notes of Cardamom, Coriander and Maze. Enjoy this smooth, easy-going smoke again and again.” I have 4 of these handsome and well preserved commercial grade heavy plastic barrel humidors and they sell for $65 apiece


TA10 – Fast forwarding a few decades, these are early 1990’s 14 oz ring pull tins of Half & Half. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Half and Half is a timeless mix of loose cut Burley and Virginia tobaccos with flavorful notes of Cardamom, Coriander and Maze. Enjoy this smooth, easy-going smoke again and again.” I have 4 of these handsome 1990’s tins and they sell for $48 apiece


TA11 – Hey, who hasn’t smoked this one? A Lane Limited staple since the 1950’s, these are 1960’s 14 oz lever top tins of Captain Black Regular (or, white as it is often called). From www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Captain Black has been the biggest selling line of tobaccos in the United States for almost fifty years, and this one is the original. Captain Black Regular is a mixture of Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish with a distinctively warm, pleasantly sweet flavor and aroma.” And may I add that it’s a babe magnet. I smoked this one for my wife one night and she couldn’t keep her hands off of me! I have 2 tins available for $48 per tin


TA12 – In beautiful factory cellophane outer wrapped 1-3/8 oz packages, this is the famous Granger Rough Cut from the 1970’s. ORIGINAL Liggett & Myers production, too. Pinkerton later took over the blending and then the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. This original Granger was an old fashioned rough cut Burley. I have just 1 of these “just off the shelf” conditioned factory sealed pouches still available for $10


TA14 – This is the ORIGINAL Liggett & Myers Granger in 14 oz tins from the 1980’s. Pinkerton later took over the blending and then the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. The original Granger, as noted in one of the photos, was an old fashioned rough cut Burley.  I have 4 of these marvelous old and well preserved classics still available for available for $50 per tin


TA15 – One of the all-time classic drugstore blends, the ORIGINAL, old US Tobacco Company Union Leader in a 14 oz still factory sealed lever top tin from the 1960’s or early to mid 1970’s. Made prior to the House of Windsor taking over the blending in the  late 1990’s and it was used as both pipe and ROY cigarette tobacco. A mostly Burley with a little Virginia combination which is lightly topped with maple. Upon opening my tin, I noticed the added essence along with a lovely smell of pure unmolested tobacco. The leaf packed very well, and burned cool and easily from top to bottom with just one or two relights. I smoked the stuff almost non-stop all day. The room note is superb. The nicotine punch was delightful and dizzying. If you enjoy top-shelf Burley mixed with some fine Virginia and processed in a unique and satisfying way, grab a tin of Union Leader and go to work on it! Just 2 tins still available for $75 per tin


TA16 – One of the all-time classic drugstore blends, the ORIGINAL, old US Tobacco Company Union Leader in a 12 oz still factory sealed lever top tin from the 1960’s or early to mid 1970’s. Made prior to the House of Windsor taking over the blending in the  late 1990’s and it was used as both pipe and ROY cigarette tobacco. A mostly Burley with a little Virginia combination which is lightly topped with maple. Upon opening my tin, I noticed the added essence along with a lovely smell of pure unmolested tobacco. The leaf packed very well, and burned cool and easily from top to bottom with just one or two relights. I smoked the stuff almost non-stop all day. The room note is superb. The nicotine punch was delightful and dizzying. If you enjoy top-shelf Burley mixed with some fine Virginia and processed in a unique and satisfying way, grab a tin of Union Leader and go to work on it! Just 3 tins still available for $60 per tin


TA17 – One of the all-time classic drugstore blends, Union Leader in a 12 oz still factory sealed twist top tin from the 1980’s or early to mid 1990’s. This is the American Tobacco Company version which was made prior to the House of Windsor taking over the blending in the  late 1990’s and it was used as both pipe and ROY cigarette tobacco. A mostly Burley with a little Virginia combination which is lightly topped with maple. The smoking experience is “all tobacco” with just a hint of sweetness from the topping. The flavor and nicotine punch is delightful and dizzying. If you enjoy top-shelf Burley mixed with some fine Virginia and processed in a unique and satisfying way, grab this tin of Union Leader and go to work on it! Just 1 tin available for $40


TA18 – These are 16 oz lever top tins of the 1960’s original Philip Morris version of Bond Street (known as Bourbon Street when American Tobacco Company later took over the blending). And the tax stamps are still intact! Black Cavendish, Burley Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique and Virginia, cased with Bourbon and offering a seldom tasted compilation. Should be quite smooth by now with all the aging. I have 2 of these 16 oz classic tins available for $49 per tin


TA19 – Now this is interesting and was probably some kind of promotional for Briggs Mixture. I have received a group of large Oak Barrel with screw off lids of Briggs, and inside the barrel are still factory sealed with tax stamp intact, 16-ounce packages of Briggs. The leaf looks solid but is dry. I can’t guess the age but certainly older as they arrived with a lot of the other older classic “Drugstore” tins that I am currently selling. Briggs had a straight forward in taste with little variance in flavor as you work your way down the bowl. A mostly Burley with some Virginia. The topping is so light as to be almost undetectable, but somehow enhances the flavor and makes for an enjoyable and unique smoke. “When a Feller Needs a Friend” Briggs is a great choice! And if you don’t want the tobacco, hey, the oak barrel is plenty cool by itself! I have just 2 of these cool looking old one-pound Oak Barrels of Briggs Mixture still available for $75 per barrel


TA22 – The long gone Kentucky Club in a 14 oz canister with inner bag. No date stamp but research has narrowed it down to the 1990’s and anywhere in that decade, probably. Five choice imported and domestic tobaccos are in this one; Turkish, Perique, White Burley, Carolina and Bright Virginia that is in mixed cube, ribbon, broken flake and shag form. This tin sells for $45


TA24 – This is the ORIGINAL Liggett & Myers Velvet in 14 oz tins from the 1980’s with tax stamps still intact that run across the inner perma moist sealed bags. Pinkerton later took over the blending and then the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. This original Velvet, as noted on the tins – “Made from the best sun-ripened Kentucky Burley tobacco aged to mellow perfection in nature’s slow but sure way. Burns cool and sweet in pipe or cigarette.”  I have 6 of these marvelous old and well preserved classics available for available for $50 per tin


TA25 – Here’s another long gone oldie that some pipe smoker’s still search the world over trying to find (if only they can find my website!) John Middleton’s all-time most famous classic, Cherry Blend in still perfectly sealed condition 14 & 16 oz lever top tins (I’ll sell them largest to smallest as the orders come in), probably from the 1970’s, and these tins look brand new!  I gave this blend a whirl for the first time back in 2001 and enjoyed it quite a bit. So, I bought one of these lever top tins for myself and upon getting it open, the aroma was heavenly. The cherry flavor was there in a very faint way, if that makes any sense. I liked the leaf’s cut and taste. The cool burning almost cocoa like taste of the Burley combined with subtle hints of dark, fermented Cherries, made for a whale of a combination. If I had to pick a “drug store” blend as the one I had to smoke for the rest of my life, Middleton’s Cherry Blend would be considered, And that surprises me. If you are a coffee lover, try a bowl of this with your next cup. The flavor combination is delightful! I have 2 of these perfectly conditioned tins still available for $50 per tin


TA26 – From John Middleton Blending Kits comes this 5 oz glass jar of Shredded Plug. A selected Burley with a shredded cut. Middleton’s used it as a base for a cool, slow burning smoke. Just 1 jar available for $18 – SOLD


TA27 – From John Middleton Blending Kits comes this 5 oz glass jar of Selbur. A specially selected Burley which could be used as a base tobacco for many combinations. According to the side label – “It is a pure Burley from which all the stems have been removed. A delightful, light, mild smoke.. Middleton’s used it as a base for a cool, slow burning smoke.” Just 1 jar available for $18 – SOLD


TA28 – From the American Tobacco Company comes this 1960’s or 1970’s handsome 14 oz tin of Burgundy. I wish I could tell you what the contents are like, but my research drew blanks. But hey, it says on the side of the tin “Smoking Pleasure – Fine Taste – Pleasant Aroma.” So, it should be quite tasty, right? This tin sells for $45


TA29 – From the American Tobacco Company comes these 1960’s or 1970’s handsome 7 oz tins of Burgundy. I wish I could tell you what the contents are like, but my research drew blanks. But hey, it says on the side of the tin “Smoking Pleasure – Fine Taste – Pleasant Aroma.” So, it should be quite tasty, right? I have 2 of these 7 oz tins to sell for $35 per tin


TA30 – Here’s a sweet one from days past – early 1990’s factory sealed 6 oz canisters of Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish. A heavily aromatic mix of dark Kentucky and Burley tobacco, enhanced with the soft delicious taste of cherry and just a touch of vanilla.  I have 1 of these marvelous old 6 oz factory sealed tins still available for $25


TA31 – Here’s a sweet one from days past – early 1990’s factory sealed 7 oz canisters of the original Borkum Riff. This is the one with the original Burley and Virginia (65% Virginia), combination flavored with whiskey. The current blend changed quite a bit – now that the Scandinavian Tobacco Group does the remake – as it is now all Burley with some Cavendish treated Burley. I have just 1 of these marvelous old 6 oz factory sealed tins still available for $25


TA32 – The original American Tobacco Company production 14 oz heavy duty plastic humidor encased Bourbon Blend. I’ve not seen this one in eons. Note that this is a promotional tin that got you both the tobacco and the humidor that is a twist seal. All I know about this blend is what it says on the side of the tin, “Blended With Fine Bourbon Whiskey.”  I have 1 of these handsome and well preserved humidor tins still available and it sells for $68


TA33 – From Sutliff, this is Private Stock No. 1, Bourbon and Bright in a 12 ounce lever top tin from (I am guessing), the 1970’s since many of the “drugstore” tins from this same seller are from that time period. This no longer made blend is described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Aromatic, cavendish cut tobaccos with a dash of spirits that adds an extra dimension to our smooth tasting tobaccos.” This 12 oz tin has a small dent on the side that you can see in the photo and sells for $45


TA34 – The polarizing famous Sutliff blend, Mixture #79 in 12 oz factory sealed lever top tins from the 1960’s or 1970’s. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Rich burley tobaccos, blended to the original, time-honored formula of the Sutliff’s of California, maintains the tradition of this perennial favorite. A topping of natural vanilla flavoring gives this basic pipe tobacco blend a soft, sweet aroma to enhance its already mild, biteless, round taste.” I have 2 tins available for $45 per tin